Letters: Apr. 23, 2001

What Scares You?

I commend you for your report on phobias [SCIENCE, April 2]. I have four of them--fear of bridges, heights, clowns and crickets. Your story adequately covered the topic and the feelings of those of us who have phobias, but I was disappointed by the large pictures of the clown, the chicken and the claustrophobic person. For those of us who fear clowns or chickens, the pictures made it very difficult to read your story. JESS MOLOUGHNEY Macon, Ga.

As someone who had acrophobia, I understand how a person can be afraid of things that most others don't find...

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